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Make Choices and Deliver a More Compelling Performance

by Marc T. Romero Business Consultant, Marketing
Making choices sounds like it should be easy, but for a new actor it can be very difficult. In fact, even experienced actors struggle with this sometimes. Why? Human beings have a tendency to get self-conscious and worry about looking stupid. Because of this, many actors struggle to trust their instinct which dramatically inhibits their ability to make character choices. However, there are ways to get around this nervousness so that you can create a dynamic performance.

One of the most important things to realize is that if you feel silly you are probably on the right track. Additionally, you need to remember that the more fun that you have with your character and your performance the more fun your audience will have. That doesn't necessarily mean that you should be silly all of the time. There can be something very fun about making dramatic choices that allows you to scream and cry.

As you are reading through a scene you will inevitably feel yourself wanting to do something. It may be the desire to speak in a certain way, to look at a specific person, or to move. It is important that you begin to pay attention to these instincts as they are often your guide to making solid character choices. When you feel like you want to do something try it!

However, for some actors this is still rather difficult. Part of this is because when you are paying attention to your instincts you are placing yourself under a spotlight. One of the best ways to get around this is to focus on the person that you are acting with. Rather than thinking about what you should do you need to ask yourself how you want to make the other person feel. Do you want them to feel embarrassed? Angry? Shameful? By focusing on how you are trying to affect the other person you will take the pressure off of yourself, and instead put your energy into making your scene partner feel something.

When you are trying to make someone else feel something you have to try different tactics. You may have to move, speak differently, gesture a certain way. All of these things are known as choices, and you need to make them to adequately tell the story of the script. You can feel it if your current tactic isn't working, and when that happens you need to try something else. As per the experts at Child Actor LA Institute you should try to manipulate the actor that stands across from you. When you do that your performance can take on a life of its own captivating not only you, but the audience that is watching you


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About Marc T. Romero Advanced   Business Consultant, Marketing

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